Tracy Turner

Columbus, OH USA

Professional Experience

For more than 20 years, I have combed classrooms, galleries, the internet, board rooms, file folders full of data, newspaper archives and peoples memories for any details that will help me tell an engaging, accurate and convincing story. I have interviewed police detectives, policymakers, mall rats, ex-cons, professors, lawyers, high school principals, CEOs and children, as well as an extensive list of artists, authors, actors and musicians. Communicating complex matters in an accessible manner is central to my expertise as a writer, whatever the subject. I have received multiple awards for in-depth projects that put a human face on urban school reform and innovation. I also have my byline above dozens of stories that have made fine art of all stripes friendlier to people who do not possess a PhD in semiotics.


Content Editor (online)
15 Years
12 Years
23 Years


Arts & Humanities
23 Years
15 Years
23 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
15 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
20 Years
Online/new media
15 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

23 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Short North Gazette (10+), (10+), Columbus Alive (10+), WCBE Public Radio (10+), Columbus Dispatch (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Ohio State University (3-5), KnowledgeWorks Foundation (10+), Limited Express (3-5), Greater Columbus Arts Council (10+)

Technical Skills

Audio editing (Garage Band, Audition), Photo Editing (Photoshop, iPhoto), Content Management Systems (Wordpress, Drupal, Weebly)

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Wordpress, Drupal, HTML, PowerPoint, Operating Systems (OS 10, Windows XP)


MacBook Pro, iPhone 5, Nikon D5000